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“Did us proud!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Royal Oak

The Royal Oak
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Brandon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Coventry, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Did us proud!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2012

After visiting the oak over a year ago my partner and i was so impressed with the place we decided that we would love to have our civil ceremony reception there..we wanted somewhere where the service was good and friendly and the food great.( nowhere else in coventry could match that as far as we were concerned) so after talking to luci a date was set..she helped us set out the menus for the day, drinks ect ( even my favourite orange juice)! infact anything that we wanted.
Bev offered to do the flowers for the tables and they promised that it would all look great on the day.OH MY GOD when we walked in we were both blown away..the room looked amazing, the attention to detail was brilliant and lots of little extra's that gave it a personal touch.
There was 33 of us and the food all came out together, hot and totaly fabulous! the service was excellent and the whole atmosphere of the room was buzzing. nothing was to much trouble and all the staff contributed to making our day so special..everyone of our family and friends all commented on how gorgeous the food was and loved the pub.( john your a wonderful ) We cant thankyou enough for exeeding all our expectations on our amazing day and pulling out all the stops for us..FABULOUS.x

  • Visited September 2012
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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Good offer but probably need to go in the evening to get full blown experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

We went to The Royal Oak for lunch and had quite high expectations after reading the reviews on TA.

When we got there it was very busy which created a nice buzz about the place and good atmosphere. The waiter found us a table and we were offered drinks pretty quickly and also given a 2 for 1 menu each. Loads of choice with most of the dishes around the £10 mark.

The food came reasonably quickly and was OK, but not quite what I was expecting after the raving from all the reviews on TA, but for effectively £5 a dish I cannot complain. It was hot and tasty, chips were a bit odd being thin and cooked with their skins on. However, in Hindsight I see that a lot of the reviews are about the Sunday lunch serving, or evening meals. All in all the lunch menu food was OK.

I can see why The Royal Oak do this offer for lunch sittings because it obviously draws in a lot of people who are retired or work locally, and it was nice to see a pub so busy in the daytime too.

All the other bits were good. Service, cleanliness, good range of beers, etc, etc...

We will certainly be going back on a Sunday to sample the tasty Sunday roast that everyone is going on about :o)

  • Visited September 2012
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Southport, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great place to escape too”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

As I was staying in the local hotel for a business conference the Royal Oak offerd a chance of escape. With real ale and low beames this traditional pub was just what was needed. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the locals were very welcoming.

A great selection of real ale Tribute "A Supreme Champion Ale of Cornwall as voted by CAMRA*"
As well as sharps Doombar and bombardier. Providing a welcome break from the hotels John smiths.

  • Visited September 2012
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Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Lovely Sunday lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012

Have been there on a number of occasions. Definitely the best Sunday Lunch in Warwickshire. The meat is beautifully cooked, Beef is done rare, as I like it and the veg are cooked to perfection. Have had family occasions there, in the past. The service can be a bit slow with a bigger party. I have been on other days of the week, but was not as impressed, so would stick with visits on a Sunday, and order the Sunday lunch. Always book in advance to avoid disappointment.

  • Visited June 2012
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“FABULOUS”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

The service and food were fantastic. The best fish and chips i have tasted and the staff were friendly and attentive

Visited August 2012
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